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Which volcano has the greatest fire lake?

  1. Mar 4, 2014 #1
    Please tell me which active volcano on the Earth has got the largest fire lake (or moving (long) magma) like them below?
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    And also, which fire lake has got the highest temperature? Briefly, I am looking for the largest and hottest fire lakes/places on the Earth :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Mar 4, 2014 #2

    phinds

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    Have you done any research on this? Have you tried Google?
     
  4. Mar 5, 2014 #3
    Yes, I tried but nothing interesting found
     
  5. Mar 5, 2014 #4
    Eagle, you may want to take advice from Yoda: "No try, only do...do or do not." :-)

    I googled Lava Lake, the fifth link ought to get you on your way:

    Currently, there are only five lava lakes in the world: Erta Ale in Ethiopia, Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kilauea in Haiwaii, Mount Erebus in Antarctica and Villarrica in Chile.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2014 #5

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lava_lake

    The wikipedia article mentions "Nyiragongo lava lake has usually been the largest one (and the most voluminous) in recent history -the depth/size of lava lakes can vary considerably with time- . . . "

    Tungurahua (Ecuador) may have had a lava lake during a recent eruption. Merapi (Indonesia) also probably had a lava lake.

    See also - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lava_flow#Lava_lakes
     
  7. Mar 7, 2014 #6
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    Thanks guys :smile:
     
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